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That would be rich. Tom Brady is as good as he has ever been, but as he approaches 40, the Patriots have to start thinking about what comes next. He is from Memphis and graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in broadcast journalism. Filmography

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Largest lead of the game by either team—under The Falcons will spread it around to all their offensive weapons and Matt Ryan will take home MVP honors for orchestrating the show. Patriots fans will finally see Roger Goodell, but not in the way they want. Players who throw a pass—Over 2.

Can somebody dial me up a fake punt? Besides the karmic Deflategate saga coming to its rightful end, the matchup mostly favors New England. The Patriots have a history of neutralizing big, explosive receivers like Julio Jones. Tom Brady with time to throw is as dangerous as they come. He should have a field day against a vulnerable Falcons secondary. This is no alternative fact, but as Greg Bedard noted, Shanahan's heart is already partially in San Francisco.

How many times will Trump be said on TV during the live broadcast? Amid rumors that the NFL asked Lady Gaga not to invoke politics during her performance the league denies this , I think Trump is far too polarizing to mention during the broadcast. But if he must be mentioned, there are other ways to say his name like: The Falcons are averaging 40 points per game in the playoffs, and though the Patriots have the No.

Will there be a safety? The last time the Pats lost a Super Bowl, they opened the game with a safety thanks to a Brady intentional grounding in the end zone. In some way, history will repeat itself Sunday. This is the Super Bowl we all deserve after a lackluster collection of playoff games all month. Matt Ryan and Tom Brady, who averaged the two highest QB ratings for starting quarterbacks this season though Brady with just 12 games, of course , will no doubt show off their offenses in Houston, both throwing upwards of yards and at least three touchdowns.

It is always risky to pick against the Patriots in the Super Bowl and even riskier to do so in a year when they actually have a strong defense to take pressure off Brady. But the Seahawks, who had the No. The Falcons are healthy. They have the likely MVP as their quarterback, arguably the best receiver in football, a lethal running back tandem that splits carries and still finished No.

Hey guys, did you know Chris Hogan played lacrosse in college?! And he was good at it! You will on Sunday. Just a hunch, Patriots will attack first with the running game, likely LeGarrette Blount, and then spread the field and hope Tom Brady can pick apart the Falcons D. In defense of my pick: At its best, Atlanta can chew some serious clock—go back and watch the beginning of the first quarter against Green Bay for proof.

At its other best, Atlanta can demoralize you with one shot to Julio Jones—go back and watch the beginning of the third quarter against Green Bay for proof. Tiger Woods birdies in the fourth round of the Omega Dubai Classic vs. Yes, I know Tiger missed the cut at Torrey Pines last week. But how many times in this late stage of his career has he turned in a perfectly decent final round after falling well off the pace?

Both New England and Atlanta should be loath to settle for field goals in what has the makings of a shootout, so Tiger may not have to go very low to prevail. Please enter your email address associated with the account so we can help reset your password. Stay up-to-date with the latest news and scores from your favorite teams anywhere and get customized notifications, special offers and much more. I acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy. I have zero confidence in Oakland right now.

The Chiefs are the road favorite by 3, and that sounds about right to me. Kansas City is the more elite team on this Thursday night game. Mathew Aguiar Celebrity Picker: Big loss at home for Oakland last week at the last minute too. Where is Amari Cooper?? Look for another big game from Kareem Hunt! Concern for Eagles, Steelers? Roughing passer flags 'out of control' Green Bay Packers. Cowboys' Prescott rises to 'challenge' vs.

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